One Week Yunnan Classic Tour

702: 7 Days Private Tour of Kunming - Dali - Lijiang
Tour Type: Private Tour, any parts of the itinerary can be customized
Guide & Driver: English-speaking guide, experienced driver with an air-conditioned vehicle
Meals: 6 western buffet breakfasts, 5 lunches

Tour Highlights:
  • Feel the unique minority folk customs of Kunming, Dali and Lijiang
  • Marvel at the spectacular Karst landscape of the Stone Forest in Kunming
  • Tour around the Erhai Lake in a horse-drawn carriage & visit Weishan Old Town
  • Explore Lijiang Old Town and overlook the most sacred Jade Dragon Snow Mountain
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Day 1 Arrival in Kunming
Welcome to Kunming! After touching down at the airport, you will meet our professional guide and driver at the exit. Then a comfortable drive will take you to a downtown hotel. Our guide will also give you a brief introduction on the following itinerary of Kunming, Dali, Lijiang.

When you are settled in, we will meander about a bird & flower market and the Green Lake Park to get used to the cozy atmosphere of Kunming.

Meals: No meals, advice freely available
Day 2 Kunming
Stone Forest, Kunming
A visit to Kunming is never complete without touring the Stone Forest. After breakfast, our guide will pick you up at the hotel and escort you to explore this spectacular karst landscape. While wandering around this natural maze, you will encounter towering rocks in the shapes of sharp swords, pagodas, animals, mythological figures and more.

After lunch, we continue our one week Kunming Dali and Lijiang trip to the Dragon Gate in Western Hills Scenic Area. Climb up to the top and you will have a full view of the vast Dianchi Lake. When the visit is over, our guide will escort you back to the hotel.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch
Day 3 Kunming - Dali
Three Pagodas Temple
After breakfast, we will transfer you to the railway station for a 2-hour bullet train trip to Dali. After arriving, please meet our Dali guide at the railway station, and then take a comfortable ride to the hotel in Dali Ancient City. You will find a lot of traditional Bai ethnic minority folk houses, which give the city distinctive feel, unlike any other Chinese cities. Then our guide will lead you to the city's landmark Three Pagodas. After that, After that, you will hop in a horse-drawn carriage to have a pleasant trip along the lakeshore of Erhai Lake. The beautiful lake creates wonderful photo opportunities with its clean water, seagulls in huge flocks hovering above and green mountains backdrop. The nearby old villages may add to the experience. When today's journey is over, you will be transferred to the hotel. 

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch
Day 4 Dali - Weishan County - Dali
After breakfast, we will set out for a 1.5~2 hours' drive to Weishan County. Start the whole day's trip at Weishan Old Town, where a large number of ancient buildings of the Ming and Qing dynasties (1368 - 1911) are well preserved. After lunch, we continue our journey to Donglianhua Village. There you will visit the Ma Family Compound - a typical courtyard of the Bai minority, and stop by a mosque in the village.

At the end of the day, our guide will transfer you back to your hotel in Dali.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch
Day 5 Dali - Lijiang
Dali Old Town
Today, we will continue our Yunnan tour to Lijiang. En route, we will have a 30 minutes' stop at a morning market in Xizhou. You will learn from locals how to make a snack called Xizhou Baba. After that, we will go sightseeing at Yan's Compound, a magnificent mansion of Bai nationality.

Upon arrival in Lijiang, we will spend the rest of the day meandering around the Old City. There, traditional Naxi courtyards line up in an orderly fashion along flagstone-paved paths and gurgling water lanes. With exquisite bridges, blooming flowers and verdant plants as finishing touches, the town offers great scenery from any angle. At the end of the day, our guide will escort you to check in a local hotel.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch
Day 6 Lijiang
Jade Dragon Snow Mountain
When speaking of Lijiang, one has to mention Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, the most sacred place in the local Naxi people's mind. This morning, private transportation will take you to unveil its mystery. While there, you will be able to enjoy a full view of the snow mountain at the meadow of Ganhaizi. After that, we will take a ropeway uphill to the Spruce meadow from which angle the snow mountain brings out its best to visitors.

After lunch, we will continue this private Lijiang tour to the Baisha Village where we will admire the renowned Baisha Murals. You will also visit a local Naxi family to learn more about their daily life. After the visit, we will drive back to the hotel in Lijiang.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch
Day 7 Departure from Lijiang
This is the last day of this 7-day Kunming - Dali - Lijiang tour package. We will have one last exploration of Lijiang by touring the Black Dragon Pool Park and the Dongba Culture Museum.

After that, you will be escorted to the airport for your departure flight.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
DestinationsLuxury HotelsStandard Hotels
KunmingGreen Lake Hotel Jinjiang Hotel
DaliGurong Hotel Gurong Hotel
LijiangInterContinental Lijiang Ancient Town Resort Ivy Garden Hotel Resorts
Tour Prices
With Luxury Hotels
2-3 travelers4-5 travelers6-9 travelers
With Standard Hotels
2-3 travelers4-5 travelers6-9 travelers
  • Prices are per person in US Dollars based on double occupancy.
  • Any part of the itinerary e.g. tour length, activities & hotels can be tailored to your individual interests.
Price Includes
  • Train fare of Kunming/Dali
  • Hotel accommodation with breakfasts
  • Lunches as itinerary specifies
  • Private English-speaking guides
  • Private drivers & air-conditioned vehicles
  • Entrance fees to tourist sites
Price Excludes
  • International airfares
  • Entry visa fees
  • Tips or gratuities for guides and drivers
  • Peak season surcharge (public holiday, July & August, etc.)
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